Loving languages

dorenarox:

Okaaay, soooo…
Why is it called birds and bees?
Like…you know, in German it is “Bienchen und Blümchen”,
which translates to “Bees and Flowers”, which actually MAKES SENSE!
Because you know, the only interaction
I can imagine a bird would have with a bee is EATING them!
Why would you use birds and bees as a metaphor?
It doesn’t make sense!
Why don’t you make sense?!
Bees and flowers is a PERFECT metaphor,
but YOU choose to take BIRDS and bees!

(via linguisten)

linguisten:

professorfangirl:

ultimateventist:

charlesoberonn:

If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.

 

However, if something is “old as balls” it’s only about 65 million years old, when placental mammals began to evolve proper testicles.

Which leaves us with just one question: How old is old as shit?

allaboutchinese:

中秋节快乐! Happy Mooncake Festival!

allaboutchinese:

中秋节快乐! Happy Mooncake Festival!

germannn:

My Favorite German Words, My Barber and I

by Ed M Wood (x)

(via guide2germany)

robinless:

why the hell does that post I wrote yesterday about swearing have over 400 notes

tumblr are you drunk

On other news: I’m fucking drunk on lack of sleep. I’ve been awake for 27 hours. I don’t care if it’s 11AM I’m going to bed now.

Well, if there’s one thing that unites linguists, polyglots, and other tumblr users, it’s their love for swear words.

Vocabulaire français

languageramblings:

chuchotement, murmure (nm) - whisper

chuchoter, murmurer (v) - to whisper

enflammer (v) - to light, set alight, inflame

ivresse (nf) - drunkenness, intoxication

tonner (v) - to thunder, rumble

rafale (nf) - gust, burst

chevelure (nf) - hair, tail

sanglant (adj) - bloody

sangloter (v) - to sob, cry, weep

(via learnallthelanguages)